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AFI Movie Club: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who directed MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL, was the 2015 Guggenheim Symposium honoree at AFI DOCS in Washington, DC.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a...

AFI DOCS 2021: Racial Justice Films

With the power to educate, to inspire, to change hearts and minds and to call-to-action, the AFI DOCS film festival’s incredible selection of documentaries on the subject of racial justice is a celebration of protest, of speaking out against injustices and of finding joy in connecting with community and a network of changemakers. Take to…

AFI DOCS 2021: Music Films

We know how much everyone loves music documentaries and the AFI DOCS film festival has brought you some of the best of the year. Kick back and enjoy the remarkable stories of your favorite artists, their iconic albums and some of their monumental performances. Whether your musical tastes favor rock, soul or opera, we have…

Meet the Shorts at the Meet The Press Film Festival at AFI FEST presented by Audi

A partnership with NBC’s MEET THE PRESS, the Meet The Press Film Festival at AFI FEST showcase of short documentaries features a wide range of compelling stories and highlights some of the most pressing issues facing our society. Each shorts program has a Q&A moderated by NBC News journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson,…

A Look Back at the AFI DOCS 2020 Virtual World Premieres

Congratulations to all the films that had their Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020! BLOOD ON THE WALL Directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested A devastating chronicle of the events that would lead thousands of desperate Central American families to walk hundreds of miles through Mexico to seek asylum at the United States…

Member Spotlight: AFI National Council Member and Documentary Filmmaker James Costa

With AFI DOCS 2020 just weeks away, we spoke with AFI National Council member and documentary filmmaker James Costa about which documentaries inspire him and the power of documentary storytelling to serve as a catalyst for social change. Costa has several high profile documentaries soon to be released, including the Sundance award-winning WELCOME TO CHECHNYA…
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